Movies like The Challengers

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The Challengers (1991)
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The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
Plot: talent show, grief, friendship, summer, old man, singing, single mother, boat, boy, river, girl, funeral, gender, small town, single parent, gender disguise, mother daughter relationship, death of father, bicycle, band, canadian, photograph, home movie, widow, bedroom ...
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Challengers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, girl, family relations, family, youth, boy and children mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Challengers: My Friend Joe (1996), A Girl of the Limberlost (1990), Looking for Miracles (1989), Alan & Naomi (1992), Lantern Hill (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Friend Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, orphan, gender, circus, youth, family, teenage life, gender bending, family life, friends, family relations, adventurer ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland
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95%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: widow, child's point of view, farm, teen angst, single parent, mother daughter relationship, friendship, violinist, teenage girl, single mother
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
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86%
Looking for Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a ...
Plot: summer camp, summer job, graduation, summer, country club, hardship, loincloth, broom, camp counselor, great depression, kiss, snake bite ...
Time: 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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72%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, friends, family relations, battles, holocaust, coming of age, human nature, misfit, mental illness, against humanity, dealing with death ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, dress, little boy, girls' school, rich girl, husband wife reunion, car falling off a cliff, polio, sick mother, schooner, death, girl ...
Time: 1930s
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, friends, snobbism, family problems, family life, best friends, youth, friendship, family gatherings, hopes, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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61%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: girl, drawing, school, puppy, bereavement, new student, student, father son relationship, little girl, boy, friend, crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, coming of age, mischievous children, family, friendship, family life, pets, small town life, missing person, family relations, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family relations, friends, family problems, death in the family, family, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, friendship, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: small town, racism, friendship, friends, social relations, family relations, youth, small town life, family problems, society, siblings relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: sadness, girl, death, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, cancer, death of brother, friendship, friend, grief, death of son, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
Plot: racial tension, civil rights movement, family, social injustice, mother daughter relationship, friend, father daughter relationship, friendship, little girl, beating, sheriff, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Story Lady (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, fairy tale
Plot: single parent, tv show, old lady, media, workplace, parents and children, media satire, golden years, boss and employee, workplace situations, family, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, miner, terminal illness, young heroes, parents and children, small town, family life, small town life, introspection, society, imaginary character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dakota's Summer (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cowgirls 'n Angels Dakota's Summer tells the story of Dakota Rose, a cowgirl and competitive trick rider who finds out at the age of seventeen that she was adopted. She secretly sets out to discover the truth about her adoption and meet ...
Plot: rodeo, cowgirl, girl, horse, summer, countryside, personal growth, adoption, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, discrimination, society, injustice, family relations, friends, life is a bitch, family, interracial relations, racism, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Audrey's Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland star in "Audrey's Rain" for Hallmark. Jean plays Aunt Audrey, who took in her sister's two kids after her sister's recent suicide.
Plot: niece, boy, friend, prank, picnic, second chance, butterfly, loss of mother, aunt, ex boyfriend, funeral, little boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: church, small town, youth, couples, small town life, hopes, bar, school, homecoming, self discovery, clergy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, teenage life, hopes, siblings relations, animal life, family life, farm, youth, coming of age, family relations, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A 13-year-old brainiac invents an ingenious listening device, which he uses to bring a crooked city official and his pals to justice
Plot: inventor, best friend, listening device, invention, tire, amateur detective, classroom, reward, female teacher, schoolboy, town hall, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, boy, summer, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, single mother, parents and children, family, family life, youth, family relations, in-laws, family drama, teenage girl, grandfather, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon ...
Plot: horse, boy, falcon, man boy relationship, thrown from a horse, lost child, land rover, fox hunt, bareback riding, mud, covered in mud, autism ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Christmas with Tucker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While coming to terms with his dad's recent passing in a tractor accident, 13-year-old George McCray is living with his grandparents on their Kansas farm. George misses his mom, Jill, who has moved to Minnesota to deal with her grief, but there ...
Plot: dog, grandfather, grandmother, death of father, grandparents, grief, reunion, power of love, snowing, christmas, grandparent grandchild relationship, golden retriever ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, single parent, parents and children, actor, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, grief, neighbor ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Run, Broken Yet Brave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: RUN, is the story of Ashley, a sixteen-year old teenager with a chip on her shoulder. She is sent by her mom to spend a month of her summer holidays with her grandparents on the family farm. While there she develops a love-hate relationship with her ...
Plot: summer vacation, 16 year old, farmhouse, fishing, pickup truck, grandfather granddaughter relationship, farm, teenage protagonist, canadian, teenage girl, native american, summer ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Home for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) ...
Plot: christmas spirit, elderly, santa claus, thief, reconciliation, estrangement, child's point of view, grandparent grandchild relationship, holiday, santa claus suit, parent child relationship, long lost father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, americana, coming of age, love triangle, interracial relations, small town life, teenage love, society, fall in love, love and romance, family ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, 1940s
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, dog, friendship, father daughter relationship, family, family relations, friends, disorder, pets, small town life, family life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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